This project concerns the experimentation of gender diversity management policies in different kind of organisations conducting scientific and technological research. It consists of a coordinated set of activities of networking, awareness-raising, experimentation and knowledge transfer between scientific organisations of different countries as well as between scientific organisations and decision-makers. The project, funded by the European Union´s, Seventh Framework Programme for Scientific and Technological Research, Science in Society Programme, aims to obtain more active and firm commitment of member states in the promotion of women involved in scientific research and technological development.Furthermore, the project aims to increase the capacity of S&T institutions in monitoring, managing and feeding gender diversity in their own organisation, at all levels. In this way, amongst other things, the project intends to contribute to the adoption and implementation of the European Charter for Researchers as well as of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
In this framework, the project pursues the following specific objectives:
Project leader (Denmark):
Evanthia Kalpazidou Schmidt, Dr. Fil.
Stine Thidemann Faber, Postdoc at CFA (as of 15 April 2011 Associate Professor at Aalborg University)
Kalpazidou Schmidt, E. & Faber, S. Thidemann (2010): Executive Design of WHIST Experimentation Activities at Aarhus University. Project “Women's careers hitting the target: gender management in scientific and technological research”, European Commission.
Faber, S. Thidemann & Kalpazidou Schmidt, E. (2010): Ex-ante evaluation of the implementation of a mentoring programme for young female researchers at Aarhus University. WHIST project, report for the European Commission.